JOSEPH-GUY ROPARTZ (1864-1955): The Sonatas, Vol. 1 - Violin Sonata No. 2 in E, Cello Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Sonatine for Flute and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 05P005
Description: The twelveth Ropartz release on this label starts a new series with two string-instrument sonatas from 1918-19 demonstrating a broad expressive sweep, intense lyricism and the use of aspects of Breton folk music, richly inventive in harmony and noteworthy in contrapuntal invention. The later (1930) Sonatine is one of those typically French vernal delights, luminous, refined yet supremely simple. Nicolas Dautricourt (violin), Juliette Hurel (flute), Raphaël Pidoux (cello), François Kerdoncuff (piano).